Reprisals against Human Rights & Democracy Activists During COVID-19, Mainland China, Hong Kong

Reprisals against Human Rights & Democracy Activists During COVID-19, Mainland China, Hong Kong

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Beijing Filmmaker Forcibly Disappeared on “Inciting Subversion” Likely for Making Documentary about Xu Zhiyong; Hubei Woman Arrested After Neighborhood Protest Against Price Hikes in Lockdown; Hong Kong Police Arrest 15 Democracy Leaders in Connection to 2019 Protests

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China Must End Discrimination against Hubei Residents and African Migrants in the Context of Containing Pandemic

China Must End Discrimination against Hubei Residents and African Migrants in the Context of Containing Pandemic

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The Chinese government must take effective steps to end discrimination against Hubei residents and African migrants. Discriminatory mistreatment violates Chinese law and international human rights law.

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“一个健康的社会不应该只有一个声音” – 中国政府必须结束针对网络疫情言论的打压 

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(人权捍卫者网络CHRD — 2020年4月1日)中国政府必须释放被羁押的公民记者和直言不讳的批评者,并结束自新冠肺炎爆发以来对网络言论自由的新一轮镇压。中国当局打着抗击新型冠状病毒的幌子,通过屏蔽独立报导、疫情信息共享和对政府应对措施的批评意见,加大了对网络言论信息的压制力度。攻击性的网络警巡和侵入性的在线监测,在政府最初掩盖疫情和阻碍重要信息流通方面发挥了关键作用,也造成了对紧急应变的严重延误和生命损失。

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Joint Statement Concerning the Personal Freedom of Wang Quanzhang After His Release

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Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is expected to be released after completing his sentence on 5 April 2020. Wang Quanzhang was arrested during the 709 Crackdown in 2015. After being secretly detained for more than 1200 days, he was tried behind closed doors on 26 December 2018, and was (read more…)

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“A Healthy Society Should Not Have Just One Voice” – China Must End Crackdown on Online Speech in Response to COVID-19

“A Healthy Society Should Not Have Just One Voice” – China Must End Crackdown on Online Speech in Response to COVID-19

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders—April 1, 2020) The Chinese government must release detained citizen journalists and outspoken critics, and end the new crackdown on free expression online since the start of COVID-19 outbreak. Under the guise of fighting the novel coronavirus, authorities in China have escalated suppression online by blocking independent (read more…)

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Winners Named for the 2020 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

Winners Named for the 2020 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders—March 13, 2020) Human rights defenders Zhang Jianping and Wang Heying win the sixth Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders. The decision to give this year’s award to both Mr. Zhang and Ms. Wang recognizes their long-standing grassroots activism to promote protection of human rights (read more…)

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CHRD“人权小额资助”2020年度启事

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CHRD“人权小额资助”项目旨在为遭受人权侵犯的受害者(尤其是人权捍卫者)提供法律援助; 人道援助; 为维护和倡导人权等公民活动提供支持。本项目同时致力于敦促中国政府兑现《世界人权宣言》并落实已经批准加入的各项国际人权公约,使得国内法的制订和实施符合国际人权标准,以提升公民的政治、经济、社会、文化等方面的基本权利。

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JOINT OPEN LETTER – ARREST OF HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORS IN BREACH OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS

JOINT OPEN LETTER – ARREST OF HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORS IN BREACH OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS

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We, the undersigned human rights organizations, write to you in regard to the arrest of five human rights observers whilst conducting their work at assemblies in Hong Kong in November 2019 and January 2020. The arrests contravene the Hong Kong SAR government’s international human rights obligations to respect, protect and (read more…)

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China’s reaction to the coronavirus outbreak violates human rights

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By Frances Eve | Originally published in The Guardian | The WHO is ignoring Chinese government suppression of human rights regarding the coronavirus outbreak, including severe restrictions on freedom of expression.

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Defending Human Rights in the Era of Dystopia: The Situation of Defenders in China (2019)

Defending Human Rights in the Era of Dystopia: The Situation of Defenders in China (2019)

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In 2019, human rights defenders in China and its peripheral regions braved cruel punishment in challenging the Chinese government’s human rights abuses and draconian laws. They refused to back down from the rising totalitarian rule of President Xi Jinping.

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立即停止抗击新冠肺炎过程中的人权侵犯

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(中国人权捍卫者—2020年1月31日)中国政府在应对2019新型冠状病毒爆发时必须尊重人权,包括取消审查、停止警方恐吓和任意拘留、放宽无差别的出行限制以及消除针对武汉和湖北省居民社会歧视。人权绝不能成为政府遏制新冠病毒爆发措施的牺牲品。据中国官方数据,截止到2月3日,新冠疫情已导致370人死亡,数百万人受到各种影响。媒体和互联网信息的自由流动、民间社会的参与以及便利的物资和急救人员的及时行动和调配,对于有效应对这次全球卫生紧急状况十分必要。

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China: Protect Human Rights While Combatting Coronavirus Outbreak

China: Protect Human Rights While Combatting Coronavirus Outbreak

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders—January 31, 2020) The Chinese government must respect human rights in its response to the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak, including lifting censorship, ceasing police intimidation and arbitrary detention, easing indiscriminate restrictions on movement, and countering social discrimination against Wuhan and Hubei Province residents. Human rights must not be (read more…)

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